字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント There are things we have to do the old way and I think that's bad. A single person has too much work to do. My work starts at 8:50 but I am at work from 7:30 Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese it's Cathy Cat. We love Japan but there are also a couple of things that we kind of don't love as much. This time we are gonna go and ask Japanese people what they hate about cause constructive const..... Let's give Japan some constructive criticism in this video. If you are new, don't forget to hit the subscribe button now and tick on the notification bell and let's ask Japanese. Japanese can't say clear yes or no I think that's a problem of Japanese People What can Japanese not say? - Americans say what they want when they want to say it. We should too. We are too stiff. - Stiff? That's the impression I have. Foreign Xmas is so colorful and such. - It certainly is. - I admire that. - Do adults not celebrate Xmas here? - Not much. Just a dinner More colorful? - A bigger xmas tree and such Make it more sparkly. I wish we had that. How was your last Xmas? - We ate sushi? Wow Sushi for Xmas how Japanese! Merry Christmas here is some fatty tuna. - We are not as friendly i think in Japan. - Friendly to strangers? - Yes and also between girls and boys there is a wall. You can't just hang with boys? - I feel like I can't Pre-set notions are too strong. There are ways how things have to be done. When you go to University you have to apply for work during that time. I dislike pre-set notions like these personally I don't think I HAVE work straight after uni. I want to choose where I want to go, like America etc I don't like that we have to do things the traditional way. I think that's a common trait and people don't dare to stray from the path I wish we would understand that we all can live more freely instead It's better. - Being different is difficult? It's better than before. - But the life in the US is very different to the US And the distance we put up between people Our culture can be a pain sometimes it's so different. - What's bad about US culture then? I think the streets are very dirty there... Nobody seems to clean them. Maybe there are big income differences or something. So many homeless people are there, the economy seems to be bad. Also its a freedom loving society and I'd be worried to get sued for something small. So it's easier to live in Japan but it's less fun here. That's a Japanese thing. I think Japanese people should be able to take more holidays We Japanese work way too much. I don't think we should have to work that much. I sometimes wonder myself. - So in Japan it's still hard to take holidays, thinking of colleagues and such is that still a problem? - The work a single person has to handle is often too much. That means that if one person wants to take a day off, another person will get double the workload to do. I think we should split the amount of work better - Instead of one person having too much. - Yes too much. I hate the rush hour trains. - You have to be on them. - I do. Oh no what train? - The Chuo Line. - That's always delayed in the morning It's generally at least 5-10 mins delayed. - Do you have a rush hour tip? Go early. - Earlier than anyone? - I leave the house at 6 What? - No way! - My work starts around 8:50 but I arrive at 6:30 - Wow you go super early to work. - That's my plan And so you miss rush hour. Can you go out earlier because you arrive early? No I can't. - What? You change your life cycle around the train rush hour I do. - I can't change it but our winters are so cold. Haha - Those were our questions. Thank you Thank you again (sorry director edited that in twice) Three things that foreigners generally hate about Japan: One of them is KAROUSHI that is the word for "the death through work" in Japan, Japanese people work so much that the death through work has become an actual word because many people suffer or perish from that. Some people work here so much that they get sick, there is lots of depression and lots of suicides as well because people work a lot more than the average in other countries. That is a very sad fact that many people criticize. The government tries to change this by makin for example unpaid over time a thing that shouldn't happen in companies... they try to track down on it, still many companies make their workers work a lot of extra hours. Hopefully in the future we can crack down on that and people work more human hours. Number 2 connected to that is vacation. Japanese people generally don't get as many holidays and if they do, they sometimes save them up instead of sick days - instead of taking a sick day they take their holiday which means in the end people do not take consecutive days off. There are general holidays, vacation days on bank holidays and similar but other holidays are not taken. They are saved up and at the end of the year you have to either use them up or they expire, I have seen people around me just having their holidays expire because they couldn't find a date off. Takin two weeks off in a row is almost unthinkable. Most of my Japanese friends said if they took two weeks off in a row, their seat wouldn't be on their desk anymore when they came back from that holiday and that's again another sad fact that people work a lot and they can't take holidays to balace that out. So I hope that's a thing we can change about the future of Japan because I think a people would be a lot happier if they got a little bit more time to rest. Number 3, sticking with the working hierarchy is a big thing here in Japan. Which means the person that is older and has done a certain job longer is higher in priority and his hierarchy. That is generally not a bad thing, I agree with the "respect your elders" thing however in many jobs and companies, it is that the head of the company is very old and very high up and doesn't catch up to the newest trends, which means new ideas and innovative new ideas sometimes never reach the top, because they can't make it understood. Certain things like... how do you explain to someone the benefits of YouTube when a certain person never watches YouTube, doesn't use it or maybe even don't interact much with the internet. These kind of things can block new creative and innovative ideas so I hope in the future things will change a little bit up, so people of all generations can raise their opinions more easily in a work environment. These were a couple of things that are not so good about Japan. But still we love this country very much. Constructive criticism Constructive criticism is welcomed in the box down below. Be sure to leave us your comment. If you are new don't forget to sub and give us a big like for the extra content that we put up for you. Hope I catch you soon here on Ask Japanese. Bye.